That same year when back in the UK, in early June I decided to specifically search for Painted Ladies and sure enough found them! and obviously because of the dates they must have been specimens from that same migration we had seen earlier......
These Painted Lady migrations seem to take place perhaps every 7 to 10 years or less and I am now sure that this year is one of those years, when the conditions must just be right and you see numerous of them like we have been seeing in recent months. I guess that these later sightings maybe a second generation which have arrived from France or even born in the UK.
If you do want to read more about the fantastic migration of these beauties then can I recommend you to read this piece I have obtained from the BIRDGUIDES...
READ ALL ABOUT THE PAINTED LADY
RETURN MIGRATION IN AUTUMN
THIS IS JUST FASCINATING!
One of the longest-standing mysteries of migration has finally been solved after scientists discovered where the UK's Painted Lady
For results of the 2019 butterfly survey which includes
the best year for Painted Ladies for the last ten years click over this link: